Global Faculty Engagement

Cronkite faculty engage globally in a variety of assignments and settings, often as international instructors, presenters and media experts.

Associate Professor Craig Allen has been active as a consultant to television news organizations outside the United States. His foreign assignments have included ICTV in Ukraine, TVB in Indonesia and Pop TV in Slovenia. He has contributed to numerous television productions, including a documentary on the 1988 U.S. presidential campaign that was prepared by Channel 4 in London and telecast to viewers in the United Kingdom. Part of this series was seen domestically on PBS.

Dave Cornelius, director of digital media outreach programs for high school journalism, has a collaborative training discussion with high school teachers in Kyrgyzstan on the topic of citizen journalism that has spawned a cyber journalism digital summer camp for their students. The project is funded by the U.S. State Department through Global Connections and Exchange Kyrgyzstan. Cornelius does similar work with the Peace Corps and its World Wise Schools program and the Impossible2Possible Foundation.

John Craft has been active in the Sister City program, regularly visiting one of Phoenix’s sister cities, Hermosillo, the capital city of Sonora, Mexico. Craft has led numerous faculty delegations to the city. In addition, he has consulted for an organization in Puebla regarding television distribution to the Spanish-speaking segment of the United States. He also consulted on documentary video production to a group working under a State of Sonora grant to document social ills. He has spoken at Universidad del Valle de Mexico on multiple occasions. He has produced documentaries in Europe and has been quoted in Canadian, Mexican, Chinese and Austrian media outlets. He has visited and studied the media in England, Scotland, Ireland, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Knight Chair in Journalism Steve Doig was selected to serve as a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Portugal in 2010, teaching a graduate class in precision journalism and computer-assisted reporting at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Lisbon. He has also been a speaker and trainer at international journalism conferences
for professionals in Mexico, Canada, England, The Netherlands, Norway, Brussels, Spain, Italy, Indonesia and Brazil.

Associate Professor Mary-Lou Galician’s pioneering media literacy textbook, “Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media,” is used internationally in classes and as a research guide. Her book, “Handbook of Product Placement in the Mass Media: New Strategies in Marketing Theory, Practice, Trends, & Ethics,” the first book in English on this subject, has been translated into Russian and published in Moscow. It also has been published in a special edition for the Indian subcontinent: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Galician has presented juried research at the International Communication Association Annual Convention, the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference and the PRSA Educators Academy Annual International Interdisciplinary Research Conference. She has been a research reviewer for Women’s Studies International Forum and for the Israel Science Foundation. She is frequently interviewed and cited as a media literacy expert by the international media.

Associate Dean Kristin Gilger has trained women journalists in Bangladesh on how to become effective newsroom managers.

Dan Gillmor frequently speaks abroad. Recently, he has been to South Africa for the Highway Africa conference and the World Journalism Education Congress; Norway, where he was keynote speaker at a journalism conference held by the Schibsted media company; the United Kingdom, for the Guardian's Changing Media Summit; and Egypt, where he did a weeklong series of lectures, panels and interviews. In recent years his speaking has taken him to every continent except Antarctica, visiting many nations including China, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Tunisia, Russia, Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

Assistant Professor Dawn Gilpin has presented on research at the XXX International Social Network Analysis Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy. The presentation was titled, "The Twitter ego effect: Emotion, subject matter, interactivity and network structure in microblogging." She was also an invited keynote speaker at the Seminar Series on Complexity and Policy, co-sponsored by the European Economic and Social Research Council and the London School of Economics, at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford.

Doctoral Program Director Don Godfrey’s international interests are primarily Canadian. A Canadian by birth, Godfrey has studied and published refereed articles on Canadian Broadcasting and spent a summer in Ottawa on a Canadian Faculty Development Grant.

Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism Andrew Leckey has lectured on business journalism at China’s Tsinghua University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Communication University of China and Russia’s Moscow State University. He helped run China’s inaugural Business Journalism Professors Seminar and lectured at the Financial Media Institute at Fudan University. He has been interviewed a dozen times on China Central Television (CCTV) and interviewed by Russia’s ExpertTV network. He trained video business journalists at China’s Century Weekly magazine and in 2010 brought 15 Cronkite students to China for an international business journalism course. He is on the board of directors of the Fulbright Association of Arizona, where he is changed with connecting Cronkite's Humphrey Fellows with the organization. He also is a specialist for the Fulbright program in Washington, D.C.

Rick Rodriguez, the school’s Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor, leads students on frequent reporting trips to Mexico to produce in-depth multimedia stories.

Associate Professor Joseph Russomanno has been an invited delegate to the Oxford Round Table on Freedom of Speech and Press at Oxford University. He presented a paper, “Is Freer Journalism Better Journalism: New York Times v. Sullivan, 40 Years Later.” He has also made presentations to students and television station employees in Hermosillo, Mexico, on careers and ethics.

Cronkite Global Initiatives Director Bill Silcock, twice a Fulbright scholar, regularly conducts State Department journalism workshops in emerging democracies such as Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Kosovo and other Balkan nations. His research includes published journal articles from ethnographic studies inside the broadcast newsrooms at Deutsche-Welle-TV in Berlin and the morning news program for Montenegro State Television, as well as a series of five co-authored studies on the visual images of the Iraq War. As global teacher, Silcock has led four successful “Cronkite Global” study abroad sessions for students in European media capitals such as London, Paris and Dublin.

As an expert on Chinese nationalism and crisis communication, Associate Professor Xu Wu has been interviewed and quoted widely by world media. He is an active member of the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association and presents regularly at national and international conferences. In recent years, his research interests have centered on such theories and concepts as soft power, national image-building, cross-cultural crisis management and public diplomacy, especially in cases that involve China and the United States. A collection of his writings in Chinese, "Crafting the Chinese Dream," contains his latest findings and thoughts in these areas.

The website of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at ASU has visitors from around the world; site visits came from 125 countries and territories in just one month.